RCAPS Current Research Seminar with Professor TSUKADA Shunso


Time/date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 16:20-17:20 5th Period
Venue: RCAPS Conference room A
Title: Digital Economy: Is it an evolution or revolution?
Speakers: Professor TSUKADA Shunso
of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Language: English
Abstract: It would probably be both, affecting the society in a positive and negative manner. Ecommerce and sharing economy have been penetrating deep into our daily life, triggering profound transformation of the entire economy. How should we interpret this new phenomenon? Has Dr. Rifkin’s famous description of “zero-marginal-cost society” captured well the nature of the phenomenon? It appears not. We need to develop a totally different conceptual framework to grasp the situation, but what framework to be developed?
The seminar will also look into block-chain technologies and digital currencies, which have been bringing even more profound transformation to the society, directly affecting the financial sector, and undermining the existing monetary system.
The seminar is primarily designed for economists, but it is also open to the all APU community including faculty, staff and students.
Seminar Report / Inquiries: For seminar report, please click here.
Contact:rcaps@apu.ac.jp (APU Research Office)

This event has concluded.


Connect with us:

Back to TOP